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Old 30th May 2007, 12:39   #1
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Default Tyre puncture. No feedback from car.

Today while coming to office i had to deal with a punctured tyre. When i started from home, i did feel a lag, but the lag was very very minimal. I thought it was just because of the ac that i felt the car a little sluggish. The car(WR) has radial tyres.
But only after travelling for about 8 kms someone in the traffic pointed out to the tyre. I was really suprised to see the rear tyre punctured. I felt absolutely negligible feedback.
Does it happen with any of you. My 800 with non radial tyres used to give me so much feedback that it almost refused to move forward with a flat tyre.
Has that something to do with radial tyres? Its not even tubeless..
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Old 30th May 2007, 12:41   #2
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which car is WR? Could you please help on this!
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was it the rear tyre ? last time once i had a puncture in zen but didnt notice for a while .. its only at low speeds i guess you feel some pulling etc
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This puncture was on a rear wheel yes? And the 800 punctures were usually on the front wheels?
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Yes rear wheel.
Dont remember the 800 punctures, but it gives so much feedback that you know instantly that the tyre is punctured.

@Amtak its a wagonR

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My car had a flat rear tyre in city limits and I did not get any feedback. Just as in your case, some autowalla pointed to me that the rear right tyre has gone flat. I did not feel a thing. For the records, I drive Palio 1.2 NV.
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Old 30th May 2007, 12:50   #7
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rear tire punctures are difficult to detect as the rear of the car is usually loaded less. If you are driving alone most of the car weight is taken by the two front tires (Most of the car weight is under the hood). Hence rear tires are less prone to puncture too. Also damage on the tire and tube because of driving on a punctured tube is minimal if it happens on the rear wheel. Hope this answers your question.
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Yep, I have faced the same problem with my Wagon-R and the situation was similar. The puncture was on the rear tyre and I drove for almost 4 kms and someone pointed out. But the worst part is, the nail was still on the tyre and had to face problem of multiple punctures on the tube.. :(
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Yes rear wheel.
Dont remember the 800 punctures, but it gives so much feedback that you know instantly that the tyre is punctured.
That explains. See what happens is, in a car with a single person it it there is hardly any load over the rear suspension so when you get a puncture in the rear two it's hard to feel in any car let it be a WR or any other. In a front puncture it is much easier to detect since the car starts pulling to one side. However, if your car is fully loaded & you get a puncture in the rear you'll get to know very soon.

As for the M800 vs WR comparison, can't say much been too long since I drove them last.
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Has that something to do with radial tyres? Its not even tubeless..
Tubeless behaves that way. But you get relatively less feed back from rear puncture any way (assume that you were not having any body in the back seat).
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Even I had a puncture few days back and I drove till the office. After I came back to leave office did I saw the puncture. Unfortunately the tube had been screwed, I got no feedback at all while driving. Mine is a Palio 1.2 ELX.
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I failed to notice the drag which was very negligible when I was driving my friends Santro in the Bangalore City. The puncture was on the rear left tyre. Also I failed to notice the power in my Accent CRDi on Mysore road when the rear left tyre punctured, however after a few Kms I could feel slight vibration thats when i stopped the car to inspect. Both the cases I had to change the tube and sides of the tyre were worn out.
Now I decided to replace my car tyres to tubeless cos I drive Bangalore - Calicut in the night and I dont want a flat in the middle of the night inside Bandipur forest...with all those wild elephants around!!!
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Old 30th May 2007, 13:25   #13
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Its quite normal and happened with me 3/4 times. When you are the only person in the car and rear tyre gets punctured, its very difficult. In fact I have seen few people driving their car with rear tyre punctured and there are 3/4 people in the car, I used to shout them or indicate them about the tyre. Some people understand it and some simply ignore me.
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Ditto problem for me too... on my Santro i.e.. Has happened to me on my earlier Tubed tyres many times. Fully laden on the highway, a rear tyre has a puncture and it has someone to point me out to my predicament and there was no feedback in the car. In the city in a couple of occassions, rear tyres again and would know when pointed out or only after I roll to a stop. The tubeless tyres however have let me down just once in their 15600kms service and was while I was taking the car out of the parking in the morning. Hence no idea as to the feedback or feel that the tyre is punctured.
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happened to me one when i was drivin to blore late in the evening.

The rear left tire (tubetype JK Ultima) was punctured and a biker noticed and informed me within few mins (lucky me). the tire was not damaged in any way... phew!!!

I did not feel a thing even though the car was loaded with people in the rear seats and some articles in the trunk.

Now i have shifted to tubeless michelin's and yet i check the tires visually everyday. any tips guys? how do we figure out a puncture in such scenario's as above?
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